By Kieran Maguire

9th Jan, 2022 | 8:00am

Kieran Maguire: West Ham ready to 'break the £200m barrier' after official document reveal

West Ham could well “break the £200million barrier” in terms of turnover when they release their next set of annual accounts.

That is the view of finance guru Kieran Maguire, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the Irons’ impressive yearly revenue figures.

The Hammers submitted paperwork to Companies House on Tuesday (4 January) that detailed a £26.9m loss for the year ending May 2021.

But the East London club’s revenue shot up by 38 per cent to £193m across the same 12-month period.

This can partially be chalked up to a spike in broadcast income because matches from the curtailed 2019-20 season were pushed into 2020-21.

But Maguire explains that West Ham will be hoping to see their turnover climb even higher when the figures for 2021-22 are revealed next year.

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“West Ham will be looking to break the £200m barrier,” he told Football Insider‘s Adam Williams.

“If we got back to 2019, which was the last season pre-Covid, they got to £191m.

“We are expecting a decent final season position for West Ham. They also have the benefits of playing in Europe, which will add revenue.

“That £200m is a realistic target for them. Being able to deliver numbers of that magnitude is why they were attractive to Daniel Kretinsky.”

Kretinsky bought a 27 per cent stake in the Irons in early November (2021).

It was later revealed that the Czech billionaire has the option for a full takeover after March 2023.

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